September 1, 2016

What does this mean for me in clinical practice? / How do I build or develop a clinical team?

Patient- and family-centered care is a central tenet in the clinical environment at UAMS. Health care reform has led to the consideration of interprofessional team-based, collaborative care as a way to provide comprehensive care to patients and their families.

Many clinicians at UAMS wish to move from solo practice to an interprofessional collaborative practice, but are unsure of the steps or skills necessary. The Office of Interprofessional Education has developed evidence-based programs dedicated to faculty skill development in how to build an interprofessional collaborative team.

In addition, these offerings will provide activities for faculty to develop the four core competency domains of high-quality interprofessional team-based care that keeps patients and their needs first: teamwork, understanding and coordinating roles/responsibilities, effective communication and developing a culture of shared values/ethics.

Delivery of quality care to provide comprehensive health care services for patients and their families is challenging and complex. Fostering collaborative, integrated care and evidence-based care models that implicate specific skill acquisition in addition to didactic learning that is evidence-based is key. Specifically, we will provide learning experiences that target skills that research has shown to enhance the quality of clinical collaborations and team-based care, reduce safety events and positively impact patient- and family- engagement and satisfaction in the care environment. These offerings will underscore the UAMS culture of patient- and family-centeredness and the core competency domains for interprofessional collaborative practice that are integrated within that culture.

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